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thin client

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(Computer Science) computing a computer on a network where most functions are carried out on a central server. See thick client
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According to a recent study by educational research company QED, 15 percent of districts in the United States are using thin clients, and another 15 percent are considering them.
Thin clients are built with singlechip designs that reduce power consumption, maximize Internet compatibility, and present a simplified, controlled environment for effortless software integration.
Thin clients are low cost, centrally managed computers with key applications and data housed on servers rather than on the desktop, providing individual users and organizations with enhanced security, space savings and cost efficiency.
More than a dozen Federal agencies including the IRS, as well as major branches of the Armed Forces and the Department of Veteran's Affairs, use Wyse Winterm thin clients as affordable alternatives to personal computers.
Turbolinux running on IBM thin clients offers significant value to businesses that are searching for ways to reduce IT deployment and maintenance costs.